I am looking for historical footage, Europe in different years 1900-1960 and all the videos that I found on the net are extremely expensive. and I was wondering if you could suggest a way to find historical footage that won't cost me an arm and a leg?
how do I get public domain footage and where?
it is for a documentary that will be sold in Europe not for broadcast on TV.
This is a collection of thousands of public domain films (mostly industrial or educational films). You might find something interesting of use to you. You can use the compressed videos that are downloadable for free without restriction from archive.org, or else you'll have to pay for high-quality versions from Getty Images.